Reasoning Quiz 25 - Competitive Exams - IBPS/SSC/Banking Exams

Directions (1-2): Four of the following five are alike and hence form a group. Which of the following does not belong to the group?
1.(a) Cricket  (b) Volleyball (c) Chess  (d) Table-Tennis (e) Badminton
2.(a) Dogs  (b) Cats  (c) Goats        (d) Giraffes  (e) Cows
Directions (3-4): Each of the following contains a small paragraph followed by a question on it. Read each paragraph carefully and answer the question given below it:

3.The only true education comes through the stimulation of the child’s powers by the demands of the social situations in which he finds himself. Through these demands he is stimulated to act as a member of a unity, to emerge from his original narrowness of action and feeling, and to conceive himself from the standpoint of the welfare of the group to which he belongs.
The passage best supports the statement that real education-
(a) will take place if the children imbibe action and feeling.
(b) will take place if the children are physically strong
(c) is not provided in our schools today.
(d) comes through the interaction with social situations.
(e) comes from the self-controlled approach of the students.

4.The press should not be afraid of upholding and supporting a just and righteous cause. It should not be afraid of criticizing the government in a healthy manner. The press has to be eternally vigilant to protect the rights of the workers, backward and suppressed sections of the society. It should also give a balanced view of the things so that people can be helped in the formation of a healthy public opinion.
The passage best support-that
(a) press has a great role to play in a democracy.
(b) the press is the only means to project to the masses the policies of the government.
(c) The freedom of press essential for the proper functioning of democracy.
(d) All of these (e) None of these

Directions (5-7): In each of the following questions, two statements numbered I and II are given. These may to cause and effect relationship between the two statements. These two statements may be the effect of the same cause or independent causes. These statements maybe independent causes without having any relationship. Read both the statements in each question and mark your answer as:
(a) If statement I is the cause and II is its effect.
(b) If statement II is the cause and I is its effect.
(c) If both the statements I and II are independent causes.
(d) If both the statements I and II are effects of independent causes.
(e) If both the statements I and II are effects of some common cause.

I. The university has instructed al the colleges under its jurisdiction to ban use of mobile phones inside the college premises.
II. Majority of the teachers of the colleges signed a joint petition to the university complaining the disturbances.

I. Most of the steel producing companies in the country have made considerable profit during the last financial year.
II. many Asian countries have been importing huge quantities of steel from India.

I. The government has recently fixed the fees for professional courses offered by the unaided institutions which are much lower than the fees charged last year.
II. The parents of the aspiring students launched a severe agitation last year protesting against the high fees charged by the unaided institutions.

Directions (8-10): In each question below is given a statement followed by two courses of action numbered I and II. You have to assume everything in the statement to be true and on the basis of the information given in the statement. Decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follow(s) for pursuing.
Give answer:
(a) If only I follows.
(b) If only II follows.
(c) If either I or II follows.
(d) If neither I nor II follows.
(e) If both I and II follow.

8.Statement: A large number of people in Ward X of the city are diagnosed to be suffering from a fatal malaria type.
Courses of action:
I. The city municipal authority should take immediate steps to carry out extensive fumigation in Ward X.
II. The people in the area should be advised to take steps to avoid mosquito bites.

9.Statement: Severe drought is reported to have set in several parts of the country.
Courses of action: 
I. Government should immediate make arrangement for providing financial assistance to those affected.
II. Food, water and fodder should immediately be sent to all these areas to save the people and cattle.

10.Statement: Since its launching in 1881, Vayudoot has 50 far accumulated losses amounting to Rs 153 crore.
Courses of action:
I. Vayudoot should be directed to reduce wasteful expenditure and to increase passenger fare.
II. An amount of about Rs 300 crore should be provided to vayudoot to make the air laner economically viable.

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